NYPD releases bodycam video of fatal OIS outside cathedral

A crowd of church-goers, who were there for a Christmas celebration, were sent running

By Suzie Ziegler 

NEW YORK – On Friday the NYPD released bodycam video of a fatal shooting that happened last December on the steps of a Manhattan cathedral. The shooting began just as a Christmas concert let out, sending bystanders running. 

According to CBS New York, 52-year-old Luis Vasquez was waiting in line to enter the church when he started shooting into the air. Vasquez refused to drop his weapon as officers closed in. Multiple officers opened fire, killing him. 

Detectives don’t believe Vasquez was targeting anyone but say he may have wanted to be killed by police, reports CBS New York. 


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